English 10- 2
26 April 2013
Gender Inequality Gender inequality is an on going topic in society today. Women continue to struggle in finding equality next to men. Women should have the exact same rights as men, no matter what the differences are between the two genders. In the book Justice: What 's the Right Thing to Do, Aristotle’s theory of justice is “giving people what they deserve” (Sandel 9). Women should not be restricted or constrained from anything that men have the free will and power to do. Instead, women should be treated no less than men and have the same freedoms. Gender inequality is an injustice because it treats women differently opposed to the equality both men and women deserve as human …show more content…
This is because they do not have a voice in society, and they do not want to cause problems. Women are required to do things that men are not because of their gender and this is an injustice. Women are constantly under the constraint of men who have the strength and power to physically harm women who are much weaker than them. In recent years, complaints have increased in frequency about aggression by men who are not part of the women’s family (Bose and Kim 51). Not only are men hurting women but men who have no absolute relation to a certain woman is hurting her. This clearly shows that men do not take ownership in their wives but they allow other men who to treat her just as poorly as he himself. This violence continues to enforce the large impact men have on women. They can have every right to any women and abuse her. Men see themselves of having this over powering right to hurt anybody including somebody much fragile than themselves. But women because of their small figures and feminine qualities have no thought of doing the same. Not only is injury something women face but having less rights than their husbands. A law in Iran states, “The general rule in Islamic Shari’a is that divorce is the husband 's unilateral right and he can end his marriage by following a simple procedure: reciting the divorce formula in the presence of two witnesses. He does not need any grounds and
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Until recently, in fact, wife beating has often been something to joke about at cocktail parties. But the seriousness and savagery of battering relationships cannot be underestimate. Murder, suicide, permanent injury, kidnapping, incest, and child abused are all inherent aspects of this syndrome. As, and if as a feminist, I believe that our word will never be rid of violence until all societies treat men and women as equals, I also believe it is true that the men and women will never be equals until women are physically safe in their own homes.
Of course, we cannot deny that Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) affects more women negatively than men in the global scenario: archaic laws and customs prevent women from seeking justice in many countries. Also, while studies have shown that women can be violent in intimate relationships, men are more likely to injure their partners more grievously than women. Critics of men affected by IPV argue that this is an anti-feminist trend that seeks to undermine the positive strides the world has taken in acknowledging and attempting to combat domestic violence against women.
Domestic violence against women is prevalent in almost all the societies in the world. It is an issue which was not even recognised as a crime 40 years ago and is still not recognized as a crime by many societies. Women suffer from violence, including physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological violence by strangers and their partners all over the world (Kaya, 2010). Even though it is a worldwide occurrence, there are some women who face more intense and frequent violence depending on their culture, country, religion,
Women have virtually the same rights as men. However, the fault needing to be recognized in today’s society is the way that women are treated. Even in simple areas, such as jobs, women are put on the back burner. A woman is able to become a CEO of a company, nonetheless, she will struggle twice as hard as a man would. Even as an employee, women are statistically paid less than men are.
This began to change in the 1980s, as women’s groups were organized locally and internationally to demand attention to the physical, psychological, and economic abuse of women (p.369-370). Domestic violence is a serious social issue that happens to many women in our world today. This type of abuse is not declining but continually rising on a daily basis. There have been issues in the past with the way these cases were being handled. Today, there has been some improvement concerning the laws that have been enforced in order to protect women from this type of abuse. There has been extensive research done on this issue in the past concerning domestic violence. Over the last ten years there have been a number of surveys on domestic violence that have been published from around the world.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"(US Declaration of Independence). Equality is a fundamental principle that has helped form our law system to what it is today. Since the Declaration of Independence we have been able to expand who should be included when our law system addresses equality. Today law, regarding gender equality has progressed significantly. Examining American history, it is evident to notice oppression women's faced from the time prior to the Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 to the Civil Rights act of 1964 and even today in some instances; the strive for equality amongst genders is a conflict that has come a long way, but still needs to be addressed accordingly.
For as long as most can remember, women have never been viewed as equal to men. Women have fought for many rights including the right to vote, run for office, and for everyday things such as equal pay, the right to job listings, getting an education, and even having a credit card in their own name.
Most of the domestic violence reasons come from the conflict between women and men relationship; however, the women is the one who get beat up and injury “ Eight children and five women have been killed in sickening domestic violence attacks” (2, Withmore).
It is often forgotten that abusing a partner is not just a personal injustice, but denial of the right of a person. Due to society’s little to know action to assist these victims, it seems to be an accomplice in the abuse against a person. This has brought the conclusion that while there still exists instances of domestic violence, especially affecting women as largely as the numbers show, then there is no equality among the sexes. The roots of domestic violence or women battering has been traced to the time when women were viewed as the property
According to statistics found by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Every nine seconds a woman is abused by her husband or intimate partner. At least 1 in every 4 women and 1 in every 9 men have been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in their lifetime. Most often the abuser is one of their own family. Domestic violence is a problem that somehow affects every one of us in this room at some time and is actually the leading cause of injury to women -- more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined.
Domestic Violence is a human tragedy, and has been a part of life for many individuals. It is not subjective to a particular group, race, or culture. Historically, the feminist movement preserved the theory that domestic violence is a growing matter because of the continuous power differential between the male gender and the female gender. Remarkably, this approach on domestic disputes unveiled the inner workings of barriers men, women, and children would face when in a domestic violence situation. The feminist theory emphasizes on studying “the gendered nature of all relationships…which aims at understanding how gender is related to social inequalities and oppression” (Marsigila & Kulis, 2015, p. 148). Disastrously, an ignorant notion that once dominated our culture was the belief that emotional agony was less painful than physical brutality. However,
The violence against women can be traced back to the deep-rooted inequality between the sexes and male dominance over the course of history which has resulted in the belief and behavior of men that they have the right to control women. Such beliefs can explain why one in three women has been abused or subjected by men while between 40 and 70 percent of female murder victims were killed by their intimate partners. Violence against women is just one of the many ways that oppression towards women has survived throughout history and manifested itself in different
Domestic violence has been an issue that has affected men, women, children, and elderly worldwide. In some countries, laws are fighting to prevent this injustice; while in other countries, government has been condoning this violent behavior. How countries can tolerate this barbaric behavior is beyond understanding, but this issue should be breached with absolute fervor, because the violence these innocent people face is not only perverse, but in some cases heinous.
Domestic violence literatures often depict intimate violence in term of gender asymmetry in which the men are the batterers while women are the defenceless victims. However, since the 1970’s there has been a rise in controversial yet influential researches that shows men and women as having the equal potential to be victims or perpetrators. However true this might be, it is necessary to accentuate that men and women use violence differently. Michael Johnson was able to showcase this by differentiating between “situational couple violence” in which men and women are equally like to initiate violence when there is an escalation in argument. With “Intimate terrorism,” one partner uses violence to exert control over the relationship and in this situation; men are overwhelmingly the perpetrator and women as victims. Most often than not, women will use violence in a reactionary manner as a form of self-defence against an abusive partner while men will use it as a form of control to a achieve a desirable
The response becomes instinct and sometimes suicide is their only escape. Statistics, recoded and conducted in the United Kingdom, provide that one in four women experience violence in their home at least once in their lives, which may lead to long-term violence and abuse. (British Medical Association [BMA] 1999; Department of Health [DoH] 2000a; Frost 1999a). Violence against women takes place in every society of the world and affects the country’s economy, values and culture.